Following the publication of white paper on the Future of Europe by Juncker commission, Culture Action Europe (CAE) initiated discussion process among cultural operators to contribute to a possible scenario that can guide us into a sustainable future of the European project. The project includes series of interviews with main institutional stakeholders in Brussels (EP, EC, EESC etc.), face-to-face gatherings (CAE national hubs) and online discussion (Jamm’Europe) on the future of Europe.
One of the identified national hubs is Sweden. The Stockholm workshop, co-organied by CAE and Intercult, will bring together Swedish cultural professionals, artists, networkers, researchers and policy makers to discuss and propose elements towards a sound alternative for a European future that includes culture and the arts. This workshop will contribute to develop a body of arguments that will help policy makers to make a wise choice and support a strong role for culture (arts and education) in it.
This informal, participatory group discussion aims at gathering ideas around pre-defined set of topics and questions. How do we envision Europe in 60 years from now? Does European cultural identity exist? Should the EU have a constitution with culture at the core? Should we push for the European endowment for the arts? The workshop emphasises process over the output and is meant to feed the final manifesto on Europe of Culture that Culture Action Europe will be drafting. Discussion will be co-facilitated by Chris Torch (Intercult, Sweden) and Rosa Perez Monclus (Culture Action Europe, Belgium).
Participation in this event is by invitation only. Places are limited.